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's the word. >>> right now, the u.s. government is running a deficit, has been for years. it's a topic that comes up a lot in politics and, as you might expect, it's come up a lot in this year's presidential campaign. in fact, during this week's debate between barack obama and mitt romney, the word "deficit" came up nearly 20 times. both candidates have plans to deal with it. >> both candidates have made it a cornerstone of this election to talk about the deficit, the difference between how many money our government is spending and how much it is taking in in taxes. this is the deficit right now, $1 is trillion, $90 billion. if we all wanted to pay it off, every man, woman and child in the country has to pay $3,500. yet each candidate says i can reduce the deficit. they all say we're going to have to contain the spending of the government. control it. we're going to have to rewrite the tax code and we have to get the economy moving again because that's going to produce money and revenue .really solve the problem. but beyond that, they don't agree on much. let's look at the romney plan
. instead of doing something themselves, the businesses can outsource it. but if u.s. company outsources work through a different company, it means those jobs aren't being done by american workers. maggie lake has more on the impact of outsourcing and the presidential candidate's plans to do something about it. >> whether on the campaign trail -- >> if there's an outsorcerer in chief, it's the president of the united states. >> or amid the barrage of political ads on tv -- >> mitt romney's firms were pioneers at helping their companies outsourcing. >> outsourcing is a hot button issue again in presidential politics. in states like ohio, pennsylvania and michigan where scores of factory jobs have been lost, it is a deeply emotional issue. >> they do a lot of focus grouping and polling and testing and what they find is this is very -- >> in recent years, the manufacturing sector of the u.s. have been hit particularly hard. over 500 million jobs lost between 2000 and 2009. a million alone to china. but that tide may be turning as companies rethink their commitment to lower wage countries. >
of cesar chavez academy in colorado. which of these political parties has won a u.s. presidential election? the reform party, groan part, lib tearan party or whig party? you've got three seconds. go. there have been four u.s. presidents who were members of the whig party. that's your answer and that's your shout out. >>> these days, other parties are usually referred to as third parties. this year's presidential ketsd were at part of the debates between barack obama .mitt romney. but they got together of their own debate in chicago. former new mexico governor gary johnson. he's the presidential nominee for the libertarian party. jill stein, who once ran for governor of massachusetts against mitt romney is the nominee for the green party. virgil good, a former u.s. congressman of virginia is the presidential nominee and rocky anderson, former mayor of salt lake city utah is the nominee for the justice party. one of the big issues is ballot access. people can only vote for these candidates if their names are on the ballot and that varies from state to state for each of these parties. a new n
, it was about communication and the failure to get information out. >>> back in the u.s., the food and drug administration, the fda, says it's looking into reports of a possible connection between energy drinks and five deaths. the parents of 14-year-olds are suing monster beverage, which makes monster energy drinks. parents say their daughter died from heart problems after drinking monster energy on two consecutive days. monster says the drink that's 480 milligrams of caffeine. that's equal to three cups of coffee and it's more than five times the caffeine teenagerses should have in a day. the fda says it hasn't found any direct links between the energy drink and the teen's death. monster says it's saddened by the teen's death, but is not taking any responsibility. >>> today's shout out going to mr. tolan's history class in miles school. what is this? a mammal, republic tile, fish or amphibian? you've got three seconds. go. what you're looking at is a mammal. specifically, it's a beluga whale, sometimes called a white whale. >>> belugas are sometimes called canaries of the sea because they
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